PROVIDENCE â Mike Abbott, 59, grew up near Cincinnati in a little ranch house where he was born.
âI still go back to my own house and sleep in my bed,â he says. âMy parents have done it all over and made it into a cute little Victorian house with gingerbread.â
A rural place where âthey build about one house every 25 yearsâ seems an unlikely beginning for a man who, as a partner in the Newport Collaborative â now the Northeast Collaborative â has become one of the countryâs foremost restoration architects.
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